“Walking . . . is how the body measures itself against the earth.”

Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

I am organising a series of engagements for the Creative Killeagh event on the May Bank Holiday Weekend that explore ideas relating to Glenbower Woods. I am interested in the fact that Glenbower Wood is community owned and want to research what this means for the village of Killeagh today? The woods itself has existed for centuries and is a central figure within the community.  My project, Glenbower Talks is a series of public exploratory walks that speak of the history, culture & biodiversity of the woods. I would like members of the community and from further afield who use the wood to join; wanderers, dog owners, flower pickers, strollers, runners, hikers, cyclists, foragers- to take part and discuss the future possibilities of the woods. 

 

Botanical Walk in Glenbower Woods

Sat 5 May 2018

11:00 – 13:00

Finbarr Wallace and Edwina Cole from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) will hold a walk in Glenbower woods looking at plants large and small, wild and cultivated that are found in this charming woodland. People with all levels of botanical interest welcome.

 

A Woods Through the Ages

Sat 5 May 2018

14:00 – 16:00

Join local historian Paudrig Lee in Glenbower Woods on a walk of the woods through the ages. Paudrig will give an overview of the long history of the woods and its relationship with the village of Killeagh through the centuries.

 

Mapping under Trees

Sunday 6 May 2018

11:00 – 13:00

Visual artist Carol Anne Connolly will lead an exploratory creative walk for families. Participants will use drawing, mark making and text to illustrate their observations of the woodland and create a collaborative map of Glenbower; documenting sights and sounds from the smallest detail to the largest tree.

Arboreal Book Club

Wednesday 6 June 2018

18:00

Meet at Greywood Arts for the first session of the Arboreal Book Club to explore ideas and writing on trees and nature.

To book a place for these events you can go to the following links

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/glenbower-talks-botanical-walk-in-glenbower-woods-tickets-45021633919

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/glenbower-talks-a-woods-through-the-ages-tickets-45021136431

Contact carolanneconnolly@gmail.com or create@greywoodarts.org to book for Mapping Under Trees or the Arboreal Book Club

Notes on Walks:

Walks will go ahead rain or shine. Please bring suitable footwear for a variety of terrain and rain proof outerwear.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 

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